Head of Finance & Administration Department

Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Salary
150,001 - 200,000
Posted
04 Feb 2019
Closes
04 Feb 2019
Job role
Head of finance
FCDC is looking for a qualified person as Head of the Finance & Administration Department. The Head of A&F carries the overall responsibility for the planning, or-ganisation, management and control of all finance, HR, procurement logistics and general administration activities at the Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) secretariat. The A & F Manager will be accountable to the FCDC CEO.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years


Job Description

The Frontier Counties of of Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo, West Pokot, Samburu and Turkana are among the most marginalized in Kenya. Historical marginalization resulted in glaring inequalities between these Counties and the rest of Kenya in the creation of essential infrastructure. The endorsement of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Kenya Vision 2030 present ex-cellent frameworks for devolved governance, engage citizens, the civil society, the private and public sector in an integrated and holistic socioeconomic transformation process. FCDC wants to enhance the benefits of the devolution process in their member counties by serving as a catalyst and trigger for sustainable development and prosperity in their region.
Organisation
The Frontier Counties Development Council is a collective platform set-up by the 10 County Governments in the aftermath of devolution. The council promotes cooperation, coordination and information sharing between counties in view of enhancing socio economic development and promoting peaceful co-existence among its member counties. FCDC has a small Secretariat that includes with 6 staff.
As an instrument to enhance cooperation, coordination and information flow between counties is specific sectors, FCDC is setting up Sector Forums. County Executive Committee Members (CECs) of a specific sector meet regularly and the SFAL secretariat that works under FCDC implements requests and decisions taken by the forum. So far, the Sector Forum for Agriculture and Livestock (SFAL) has been set up.

Position

Head of Administration & Finance Department
FCDC is looking for a qualified person as Head of the Finance & Administration Department. The Head of A&F carries the overall responsibility for the planning, organisation, management and control of all finance, HR, procurement logistics and general administration activities at the Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) secretariat. The A & F Manager will be accountable to the FCDC CEO.

Reporting to FCDC Chief Executive Officer
Duration 2 years (renewable)
Location Based in Nairobi
Key tasks & responsibilities

· Ensure that high quality administrative, finance, HR, procurement and logistics services are delivered to FCDC staff, FCDC Board, Governors and partners.
· Ensure smooth running of the A & F department.
· Further develop and ensure that administrative systems and procedures are in place and followed in accordance with FCDC policies.
· Plan and implement systems for financial operations in the FCDC office in accordance with FCDC finance policies and guidelines;
· Ensure that FCDC complies with all legal requirements laid out by the Kenyan Government;
· Ensure that the FCDC IT system is operating smoothly and maintained regularly.
· Support the CEO and project responsible to ensure the timely reporting of the financial aspects of the various projects.
· Source for the FCDC financial auditor and ensure that annual external financial audits are conducted.

Degree in Business Administration, Finance or equivalent; Qualification as an accountant);

· At least 5 years work experience in an Administration and Finance Department, at least consistently worked for 3 year with the same reputable firm (turnover of at least 20 million KES);
· Must have headed an F & A department in a sizeable organisation for 3 years;
· Proven ability to understand, set up and manage administrative instructions, financial and accounting policies, rules and procedures and implementing robust financial management practices. HR experience is an added value;
· Proven experience of using the Quick Books accounting software;
· Experience in liaising with senior level government authorities;
· Demonstrable knowledge and experience of donor fund management and reporting for major donors, trust and foundations
· Strong analytical, modelling and commercial reporting skills;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and computer skills;
· Ability to lead, to motivate and work in a team;
· Must be a Kenyan national or a valid long term Kenyan work permit;
· Must be able to work with minimum supervision

How to apply:

If you fit the required profile send your application (Cover letter, CV of max. 4 pages, current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names of three referees) latest by 19th of February 2019 to info@fcdc.or.ke .
Please mention in the e-mail subject line "Head F & A".
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted